Articles tagged “pennsylvania”

Airbnb Guests and Hosts Will Now Pay Pennsylvania’s Hotel Tax

Airbnb Guests and Hosts Will Now Pay Pennsylvania’s Hotel Tax

Associated Press

Airbnb's new strategy of working with states and cities on tax issues, instead of ignoring them completely, is a sign of the company finally starting to grow up.

3 years ago

Pennsylvania Town Tries to Turn Whiskey Rebellion Into Tourist Attraction

Pennsylvania Town Tries to Turn Whiskey Rebellion Into Tourist Attraction

Ryan Brown, Associated Press

Great tourism tells a great story. Sometimes you just need to go further back in time to figure out what story to tell.

3 years ago

Pennsylvania Judges Propose Record $50M Fine against Uber

Pennsylvania Judges Propose Record $50M Fine against Uber

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press

No company is above the law, not even if your valuation is $50 billion.

3 years ago

United Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center to Open in September

United Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center to Open in September

Associated Press

Flight 93 passenger Todd Beamer's purported last words, "Are you guys ready? OK. Let's roll," as the passengers took on the hijackers will be remembered forever.

4 years ago

Visit Philly Touts Tourism’s $10 Billion Economic Impact in Annual Report

Visit Philly Touts Tourism’s $10 Billion Economic Impact in Annual Report

Samantha Shankman, Skift

We've written many times about Philadelphia's industry-leading efforts and overall destination savvy. Even if these numbers seem, well, ambitious, we are going to give them the benefit of the doubt.

5 years ago

Shutdown 2013: Civil War Tourism Hurting Because of Congressional Battles

Shutdown 2013: Civil War Tourism Hurting Because of Congressional Battles

Karen Langley, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Now we have our own civil war in Washington and there are few generals eager for compromise.

5 years ago

September 11 Memorial in Pennsylvania Breaks Ground for Visitors Center

September 11 Memorial in Pennsylvania Breaks Ground for Visitors Center

Davie Sutor, Tribune-Democrat

This memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, needs to be on visitors' itineraries just as much as the 9/11 memorial in lower Manhattan.

5 years ago

Annual Football Tourism to Penn State Drops, Hitting Local Hotels

Annual Football Tourism to Penn State Drops, Hitting Local Hotels

Mike Dawson , Centre Daily Times

College football is big business, and may hotels and local businesses are totally dependent on its health. Hotels near Penn State are struggling to regain lost ground.

5 years ago

Historic U.S. steel furnaces could be given new life as tourist attraction

Historic U.S. steel furnaces could be given new life as tourist attraction

Bob Downing, The Akron Beacon Journal

At the height of the Carrie Furnaces’ production, Carnegie would have never been able to imagine the industrial mammoths one day deteriorating in an empty field; however, this is the path of so many of today’s largest tourist attractions.

6 years ago

How “The Office” revived Scranton’s tourism economy

How “The Office” revived Scranton’s tourism economy

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press

The Office wasn’t taped in Scranton, but its goal of portraying real-life in a small town life led to close ties with the local businesses, a relationship that put the town in front of millions of American viewers.

6 years ago

Gettysburg scrambling to get in shape for 150th anniversary; needs more money

6 years ago